Gerly Adrien announces historic candidacy for mayor of Everett

Everett City Councilor Gerly Adrien. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

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Today, Gerly Adrien released a video to announce her candidacy for the 2021 Everett Mayoral election. As a long-time Everett Resident, small business owner, and At-Large City Councilor, Adrien has spent years fighting for Everett residents, and is running a grassroots powered campaign to bring new leadership to Everett’s executive office. 

“Everett residents have been fighting for change from our local government before the pandemic began,” said Gerly Adrien. “In this moment of crisis, it’s time to follow their lead and elect bold leadership to reimagine city hall for a better Everett.”

In November 2019, Gerly Adrien was elected as the first Black, Haitian-American female City Councilor At-Large of Everett, landing in the number one spot, beating out two incumbents. Since then, Adrien has fought, introduced, and pushed for policies that help all individuals and families have access to the resources they need to have a better life. As Mayor, she will continue the fight to improve education, economic development and quality of life for the people of Everett. 

“Over the past few years, I have been honored to work in partnership with the community and residents to envision a city that provides wealth building opportunities for everyone,” said Adrien. “Together, we can provide affordable housing and pathways to homeownership, spur economic growth through workforce development and supporting our local businesses, and create a City Hall that represents all of us, by building public trust and improving transparency in local government.” 

“I am ready to take on the challenge of changing the status quo and meet this moment for change,” said Gerly Adrien.

Gerly Adrien will be hosting a series of community events throughout this month to engage with Everett residents. 

Adrien will be available to engage with the media at her campaign launch rally on Sunday, May 2nd at Rivergreen Park, 1 Rivergreen Drive, Everett, MA 02149 at 4PM. Please RSVP by emailing info@gerlyadrien.com.

To learn more about Gerly Adrien and her campaign, visit www.gerlyadrien.com/ or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

If they mean to have a war, then let it begin here

That’s how the leader of the American irregulars at Concord and Lexington put it when the British showed up on April 19, 1775, after marching all the way from Cambridge to do battle with a large contingent of American irregulars.

When the first shot was fired – “The shot heard round the world,” thus began the American Revolution.

Three hundred and forty-six years later, America is the pre-eminent nation among all the nations in the world.

China is rising but it cannot compare simply because it has more people and a soon-to-be larger economy.

China is an enlightened communist dictatorship that directs its population with an iron fist to accept and to adhere to the regime’s disinterest in human rights and personal freedom.

We are the most powerful, glorious, wasteful, triumphant force for good on this earth because we are a democracy – an imperfect democracy – but a democracy, nevertheless.

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Looking at History

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Christopher Columbus at the time he discovered America in 1492.

Christopher Columbus

By Josh Resnek

Columbus Day brings to mind the commemoration of a man and a time when the world was still cloaked in superstition and darkness.

It also brings to mind from year to year the boldness of this man’s effort to navigate the known world and to discover other worlds.

In 1492, when Columbus set-off to discover the New World, most of the people watching his ships sail off to the horizon leaving Spain believed they’d fall off the horizon and disappear.

Much of the world’s population believed the world was flat when Columbus left on his epic journey.

Columbus knew better.

He was then, the world’s most accomplished navigator, ever, bar none.

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